The Slovenian’s current deal expires in the summer of 2023, but negotiations have been underway for months to prolong the pact. Oblak is 29 and wanted to stay in the Spanish capital, while Diego Simeone understands the keeper is a key part of his squad.
La renovación es ¡hasta 2028! Cinco años más https://t.co/6m9pai9F7P— David G. Medina (@medinamarca) July 20, 2022
Marca say the extension runs until 2028, and the veteran goalkeeper will maintain his current salary. Fabrizio Romano reported that Oblak will receive a salary increase — expected to be up from €10 million net per year to €12 million — on a contract that expires in 2025.
Oblak was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world until a dip in form had some questioning his credentials last season. Atlético switched between a back three and a back four for a spell last season, and they struggled collectively.
Oblak’s 12 clean sheets in 2021-22 were his lowest total since joining the club. His 43 goals conceded in LaLiga was also the highest total in a red and white shirt.
But the new contract is a symbol of the confidence Atlético have that Oblak will return to his best form.
Oblak has played in 352 games for Atlético since joining from Benfica in 2014 for €16 million. The new deal means he will spend more than a decade at the club, and it’s set to be announced next week.